Marysvale News

The Piute County School Board met Jan. 17, for its monthly meeting. President Jeremy Pearson conducted. They began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by opening remarks given by Erin Jensen. The first item of business was the oath of office taken by Teresa Morgan, Erin Jensen, and Rick Dalton who were re-elected last November.

There was a motion made that the board retain Jeremy Pearson as president and Teresa Morgan as vice president. The motion was passed. Career Technical Education director, Jennifer Christensen, gave a report on CTE funding, CTE teachers at Piute High, and secondary pathway completion as well as Snow College Outreach program that has provided $34,500 to help provide CTE opportunities at Piute High School with CNA and EMT courses and supplies.

Christensen discussed 10 reasons the CTE Pathway is needed. Among the reasons are opportunities to explore career choices; added support for students with IEP’s, ELL, at-risk students, etc.; leadership skills, better transitions to post-secondary training, internship opportunities, and others.

Surveys concerning the four-day school week were sent out to parents, students, community members, and PCSD faculty. The results were reviewed.

The Utah School Board Association Day on the Hill will take place Feb 6. Several PCSD board members, along with the superintendent and the business administrator will be attending. It’s a full day at the Utah State capitol in Salt Lake City during legislative sessions.

The Marysvale Town Board held a meeting Jan. 7. Mayor Ann Kennedy conducted. Attorney Justin Wayman was present during most of the meeting and was able to answer any legal questions that arose during the evening. Among the agenda items covered was the reinstatement of town board member, Keith Anderton.

There was a public hearing on the Short-Term Rental Ordinance. Wendy Steed reported on the budget and bills. Brayden Gardner made a request for a conditional-use permit. New appointees were chosen for the Planning and Zoning Board. Caleb MacGill will move from alternate board member to board member. There will be three alternates: David Albers, Travis Finn, and James Hoesman.

Jeania Kennedy and Keith Anderton presented a solar arena light as a possibility for our rodeo grounds and arena. New electric lights would cost the town around $30,000. Solar motion lights with remotes would be significantly less, $4,000. The board gave their approval for Jeania and Keith to obtain bids. Mayor Ann Kennedy recognized many businesses and individuals who have given service to Marysvale.

The next Marysvale Ladies’ Luncheon will be held Friday, Feb. 3. Tomatoes Pizza Pie will be open just in time for the group to meet there. The luncheon begins at 1 p.m.

If you have any Marysvale news, you can contact Erin Jensen at (801) 589-5374.